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San Diego’s Jablonski ‘Gets People Where They Want to Go’

Bus| October 15, 2014
Paul Jablonski, CEO of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), is being honored with APTA’s Outstanding Public Transportation Manager Award for his 40-plus years in the industry. METRO finds out what makes him tick in our questionnaire.

Tri Delta’s Focus on Safety, Customer Service

Accessibility| October 15, 2014
Tri Delta provides public transportation in a 225-square-mile area that includes four cities in Contra Costa County, Calif.
Accessibility| October 15, 2014

LTD's Accessibility, sustainability fuels long-term success

With ridership productivity placing it in the top 5% nationally, LTD buses are actively serving a community that understands the value of public transportation. It is because of the latter that the agency is being recognized by APTA as its system of the year in the 4 million to 20 million customer boardings category.
Bus| October 15, 2014

Growing ridership, service keys to UTA success

By all indications, 2013 was quite a year for UTA, leading to the agency being named APTA’s 2014 Outstanding Public Transportation System for a transit agency providing 20 million or more passenger trips.
Bus| October 15, 2014

Washington set to focus on 5 megatrends as APTA chair

Adding to his long list of accomplishments at Denver RTD, Washington has been named the new chair of APTA, ceremoniously taking the gavel from outgoing chair Peter Varga at EXPO on Monday. METRO spoke to Washington about his success at RTD and his new role as chair.
Management & Operations| October 14, 2014

Public Transportation Industry Descends on Houston for EXPO

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) welcomed thousands of attendees to Houston for the start of EXPO 2014 at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Monday.
Accessibility| October 14, 2014

Innovation Challenge showcases transit’s forward thinkers

A handful of contestants were given five minutes each to pitch their ideas on innovations for the industry and potentially secure business opportunities. Winning innovations were a ground transportation system electrification method, a people conveyor system and sensor-based technology that tells potential riders whether there are seats on a bus.
Accessibility| October 14, 2014

APTA Expo takes off in Houston, spotlights city’s transit transformation

The General Session kicked off Monday morning in the George R. Brown Convention Center as APTA welcomed the crowd to a city undergoing a transportation renaissance. Speakers emphasized the transformation happening in public transit across the U.S., with exponential ridership growth and the challenge to gain a stable funding source to plan so many in-demand projects.
Bus| October 14, 2014

Knockout Downtime with Rotary Lift’s New MOD35 Inground Lift

MOD30 has been the best-selling lift in its class for 12 years, with more than 1,100 installed. The MOD35 Series continues the “championship” reign by adding best-in-class lifting capacity and clear bay space, patent-pending pendant controls and a lower installation cost.
Bus| October 14, 2014

Trans/Air Displaying Low-Profile Climate Control Units

The RT65 is a compact, low-profile, roof-mounted unit designed for commercial vehicles as well as school buses. The Streamline SL900 is a light-weight, low-profile roof-mounted unit designed for heavy-duty application on motorcoaches and transit buses.

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